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Back-to-School Information

Welcome to the 2019-2020 School Year!

Each year as summer draws to a close, teachers, parents, and students alike all begin their back-to-school preparations. Whether you are sending your child off to Pre-K for the first time, readying a classroom for a new set of students, or attending your freshman year of high school, there's a lot to prepare for. Check out these resources that can help make sure you are ready to make this school year one of the best.


 

School Schedules

Pre-Kindergarten (Aloha Huber Park, Barnes, Bonny Slope, Greenway, McKay, Vose and William Walker)

  • Students will attend regular half-day sessions beginning Monday, September 23, 2019.

Elementary School

  • The first day of school for students in grades 1-5 is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • The first day of school for students in grades 1-8 at the District’s K-8 schools (Aloha-Huber Park, Raleigh Hills, Springville) is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • Kindergarten: Tuesday, September 3, 2019 and Wednesday, September 4, 2019 will be reserved for individual student assessments by appointment only. Please contact your elementary school beginning August 12, 2019 to schedule your student’s appointment.

    • Half of each school’s kindergarten students will attend a full day of school on Thursday, September 5, and the other half of kindergarten students will attend school on Friday, September 6. Principals will provide you with more detailed information in August. All kindergarten students will attend a full day of school on Monday, September 9, 2019.

Middle School (*Including Options Schools)

  • The first day of school for students in grade 6 is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • The first day of school for students in grades 7-8 is Wednesday, September 4, 2019.


High School (*Including Options schools)

  • The first day of school for students in grade 9 is Tuesday, September 3, 2019.
  • The first day of school for students in grades 10-12 is Wednesday, September 4, 2019.


*ACMA: 6th graders and all "new-to-ACMA" students start on Tuesday, September 3, 2019. Students in grades 7-12 start on Wednesday, September 4, 2019.

2019-20 Regular School Schedules
September 3, 2019 through June 12, 2020, except as noted.

*Early Elementary, Grades K-5...................8:00 a.m. to 2:35 p.m.
**Late Elementary, Grades K-5..................8:30 a.m. to 3:05 p.m.

*Early start elementary schools are Barnes, Bethany, Errol Hassell, Fir Grove, Hiteon, Oak Hills, Raleigh Park, Vose, and West TV.

**Late start elementary schools are all others.

Middle School & Summa Programs...................9:15 a.m. to 3:50 p.m.
High School..........................................................7:45 a.m. to 2:30 p.m.
Options Programs................................................7:30 a.m. to 2:05 p.m.
(ACMA, ISB, Merlo Station, HS2/SST, Rachel Carson)

Please note the Beaverton School District will not have Early Release Wednesdays during the 2019-2020 school year.

WE Welcome you to Kindergarten!

The Beaverton School District provides full-day kindergarten at all elementary schools. The kindergarten day will be the same length as grades one through five. Students are expected to attend kindergarten at their designated neighborhood school.

There is a series of informational videos in English and Español to welcome families to the kindergarten program available on the Kindergarten Information web page.

Early Learning (Pre-K)
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The Beaverton School District is working to build a preschool system where children are supported to enter kindergarten with a strong foundation for lifetime learning. We believe in using current research about learning and the young child’s brain, our lived experience as educators, and what we know about the lived experiences of our children and their families as we develop our Pre-K through 3rd grade approach.

We are committed to building culturally responsive, nurturing environments that are inclusive of all children, particularly children with developmental delays or disabilities, who speak languages other than English, children of color, and children living in poverty.

Preschool Sites in BSD
(First day of school for Pre-K: Monday, September 23, 2019)
  • Aloha Huber Park
  • Barnes
  • Bonny Slope
  • McKay
  • Greenway
  • Vose
  • William Walker

Visit the Early Learning webpage for more information! 

Volunteer Information

With more than 41,000 students in 53 schools, there are many ways volunteers can help. Volunteers can help tutor or mentor a student, assist in the classroom, library or cafeteria, help with school beautification projects, judge a science fair, help coach a team and much more.

If you are interested in volunteering, we can find the school or program that is right for you.

Volunteer! 

Student Accident Insurance

Beaverton School District insurance does not cover student injuries due to accidents at school or during school-sponsored activities, such as field trips.  At the beginning of each school year, the District provides parents with information on a voluntary accident insurance program.  Parents should consider this insurance option if their student is not covered by a family health or accident insurance plan.

Coverage is required for students participating in interscholastic sports who cannot show proof of other accident or health coverage.  Students must purchase coverage under Interscholastic Tackle Football Accident Plan (grades 9-12) if participating in tackle football or Student Accident & Sickness Plan or Full-Time 24/7 Accident Plans for all other Interscholastic Sports.

Optional accident insurance and sports coverage is obtained by parents directly from Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co., Inc. Opens a New Window.

  • Coverage Information and Application - English
  • Coverage Information and Application - Spanish‚Äč

If you have purchased Student Accident & Health Insurance and need to file a claim, contact Myers-Stevens & Toohey & Co., Inc. Opens a New Window. at (800) 827-4695.

Useful Links for Families
Clothes Closet Information

The Beaverton School District Clothes Closet will open on Wednesday, August 28, 2019 at 10:00 a.m. Admit Slips are required and available through school offices.The program is located in portables on the west side of the District Administration Center, 16550 SW Merlo Rd., and is open on Wednesdays through June 3, 2020 from 10:00 a.m. to 7:00 p.m. Families should arrive no later than 6:30 p.m. to plan to be done shopping by closing time. 

While closed to serving students during the summer, the program continues to accept donations and school lost & found. After June 3, please call Volunteer Services at 503-356-4443 to schedule lost & found drop offs. Donation bins in front of the Clothes Closet will be available Monday through Thursday during business hours for smaller donations.

McKinney-Vento Homeless Program

If you are experiencing housing difficulties you may qualify for additional services from Beaverton School District.

If you are living in any of the following situations:

  • Shared housing with other friends or families
  • Runaway/homeless youth, and students who are not living with a parent or legally court-appointed guardian
  • Temporary or transitional housing
  • Emergency and domestic violence shelters

  • Motels or hotels
  • Campgrounds or inadequate trailer homes
  • Substandard housing (homes without heat, water, or working appliances
  • Cars, abandoned buildings, parks, the streets or other public spaces

We may be able to help you:

  • Enroll in school
  • Remain in your school if you move to another area
  • With transportation to and from school
  • Receive free or reduced cost school meals
  • Social referrals
  • Other services

For more information, please visit the McKinney-Vento Homeless Program homepage. 

Multilingual Department
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The Multilingual Department (formerly Welcome Center) is located at 18640 NW Walker Rd., Entrance B of the Capital Center building, and houses the District’s English Language Learner (ELL) Program, Dual Language Program, Migrant Education Program as well as Translation and Interpretation Services.

The Department’s mission is to promote academic success and equitable access to educational opportunities for all Language Learners and Migrant students. The Multilingual Department provides a leadership role in providing assistance for Language Learners by promoting parent outreach, ensuring compliance of ELL and Migrant services, and facilitating professional development for ELL, Dual Language, and Migrant staff and classroom teachers.

Please contact Toshiko Maurizio, Administrator for Multilingual Programs, at (503) 356-3755 with any questions.

School Board

The School Board is the policy-making body of our District.  It is responsible for providing an education program for students living within the District boundaries.

The Board and the Superintendent work together closely and have different roles and responsibilities.

  • The Board sets policies; the Superintendent interprets and implements the policies.
  • The Superintendent recommends the capital and operating budgets, and the Board sets the final budgets.
  • Using the Board-allocated funds, the Superintendent hires and assigns personnel and provides for their professional development.
  • The Board approves large contracts and the Superintendent monitors the provision of goods and services required under contracts

Visit the School Board webpage to learn more.

Strategic Plan

District Goal: WE empower all students to achieve post-high school success.

Four Pillars of Learning:

 

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WE EXPECT EXCELLENCE

  • WE teach students knowledge and skills for our evolving world.
  • WE seek, support, and recognize our world-class employees.


 

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WE INNOVATE

  • WE engage students with a variety of relevant and challenging learning experiences.
  • WE create learning environments that promote student achievement.


 

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WE EMBRACE EQUITY

  • WE build honest, safe, and inclusive relationships with our diverse students and their families.
  • WE provide needed support so that every student succeeds.


 

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WE COLLABORATE

  • WE work and learn in teams to understand student needs and improve learning outcomes.
  • WE partner with the community to educate and serve our students.

Visit the Strategic Plan webpage for more information!